SSU men, women finish fourth in MSC


Staff Report



Shawnee State’s Austin Ridenour runs during the Mid-South Conference Championships that were held in Williamsburg, Ky.


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky — The Shawnee State men’s and women’s track and field programs both finished in fourth place at the Mid-South Conference Championships over the weekend.

The Shawnee State men saw a program first as Caleb Kennelly won a field event en route to taking the first field event championship in SSU history. Kennelly won the pole vault, logging a height of 12 feet 11.5 inches to take home the title. Shawnee State’s men took home another championship in the 4-by-800 meter relay, as the team of Adrian Ross, Ethan Richter, Parker Blain, and Seth Farmer finished three-tenths of a second ahead of second place Lindsey Wilson.

SSU’s men also had several individual champions. Blain finished first in the 3000-meter steeplechase, with a time of 9:55.71, while Owen Reeher won the 10,000-meter run, logging a time of 33:22.58 to beat the second place finisher by over 20 seconds. As for Farmer, he took home top honors in the 1500-meter run, completing the race in 4:00.33.

The Shawnee State’s women also finished in fourth place overall at the MSC Championships. Wheelersburg native Brooke Smith took home the conference championship in the 1500-meter run by clicking off a time of 4:54.46. Alyssa Taylor and Anna Havranek finished second and third, respectively, in this race.

Havranek continued her excellent weekend by winning the 5000-meter and 10,000-meter runs. Havranek finished the 5k in 19:09.45 and the 10k in 39:26.53. Megan Ashton was SSU’s final individual champion, winning the 3000-meter steeplechase with her 12:02.78 mark. SSU’s 4-by-800 meter relay team of Brooke Smith, Ashley Hackworth, Lindsey Krause and Alyssa Taylor also won that event, finishing in 9:56.47, 18 seconds ahead of second-place Cumberland (Tenn.).

The Shawnee State track and field squad will continue its season on May 12th when they head to the Baldwin Wallace Last Chance Meet.

Shawnee State’s Austin Ridenour runs during the Mid-South Conference Championships that were held in Williamsburg, Ky.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/05/web1_5D_MR_5975_.jpgShawnee State’s Austin Ridenour runs during the Mid-South Conference Championships that were held in Williamsburg, Ky.

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